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Alums issue

challenge grant

FREDERICKSBURG — Three Fredericksburg High School alums and their spouses have issued a “Challenge Grant” to the recently organized Fredericksburg Community Foundation.

David and Theresa Waltz of Singer Island, Fla., Jim and Darlene Feldick of Banner Elk, N.C., and Tom Scott of Iowa City have pledged $30,000 to the Fredericksburg Community Foundation as a challenge grant to be paid in calendar year 2017.

The foundation would then have a two-year time frame to raise an additional $30,000. If the foundation meets that challenge, and raises the $30,000 before Dec. 31, 2019, the three alums and their spouses would match the $30,000 raised with an additional $30,000.

The Waltzes recently retired after selling their business, having built one of the largest lube oil distribution companies on the East Coast.

Jim Feldick retired from a career in transportation and logistics, and Darlene Feldick retired in human resources and special projects from an international educational testing and publishing company. Scott is involved in the ownership and management of four companies based out of Iowa City.

They are making the contribution in memory of the their parents, Harold and Virginette Waltz, Walt and Edna Feldick and R. W. “Scotty” and Bernice Scott. Their parents are all former business owners in Fredericksburg: Waltz’s IGA Grocery Store, Walt’s Blacksmith Shop and Scott’s Hiway Cafe.

Vets Xmas party

set in St. Ansgar

ST. ANSGAR — The 20th annual Veterans Christmas Party is Saturday at the St. Ansgar American Legion.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for the free event, which begins with Christmas cookies and coffee.

Veterans, their spouses and the public are welcome to attend.

Char’s Polka Band will play favorite Christmas music, polkas, waltzes and patriotic music.

Introductions and “Share a Story” begins at 10 a.m., followed by lunch from Paradise Pizza.

The event is sponsored by retired Staff Sgt. Phil Fleischer, not any veterans organization.

The party is alcohol- and smoke-free.

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